Another study points out the obvious
Adults who suffer from severe OSA are 50% more likely to die than those with normal respiration, says a new study conducted by Johns Hopkins. The study measured the sleep and breathing patterns of more than 6,400 people for eight years. Men younger than 70 with OSA were twice as likely to die as those without.
To recap: If you are overweight, and stop breathing, you have a higher risk of death.
This study was funded by taxpayers.